engineering

Why Not to Pick a Major Based on a Salary Chart

This week, researchers at Georgetown took the nation's humanities majors to task for making such unlucrative choices in college. But their report takes too shallow a look at the results of not becoming an engineer. Former Latin American Studies major Loren Berlin offers a wider take on the real value of a B.A. in the humanities.

MIT Reports Gains for Female Professors, but Obstacles Remain

Spurred largely by a 1999 report that cited gender discrimination among reasons why women accounted for less than 10% of MIT's science and engineering faculty, the school made a concerted effort to address the stereotypes and misconceptions that limited women's advancement through MIT's academia. The effort appears to have paid off.

Hot Majors for 2011

Forget about globalization studies or underwater archaeology, the hot majors for 2011 are still some of the most traditional. Of the 1.5 million...

Airbus Revamps A320 for 15% More Fuel Efficiency

Airbus will overhaul its A320 jet to offer 15% more fuel efficiency. Airbus will spend more than 1 billion euros ($1.3 billion) on the "A320neo" project, which will improve efficiency and reduce emissions, Reuters said.

Siemens Raises Dividend on Growth Outlook

Siemens AG (SI) upped its dividend for the first time in four years as it aims for strong growth in emerging markets. The German engineering company is proposing to pay out 2.7 euros per share, after three years of holding dividends at 1.6 euros per share, Bloomberg News said.

Obama Launches Initiative to Boost Worker Skills

In an effort to boost worker skills to better match the needs of employers, President Barack Obama today unveiled Skills For America's Future, a new initiative to increase workforce development, worker training and job placement.

The Growing Mismatch Between Jobs and Skills

In the U.S., 52% of companies report problems attracting critical-skill employees. Some of the hottest jobs over the next 10 to 15 years require tech skills that aren't gained at traditional manufacturing jobs. Here are some strategy's for getting those skills.

BP Relief Well Reaches Macondo Well

BP's (BP) relief well reached intercepted the Macondo well, putting engineers in a position to permanently plug the well that spewed out millions of barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico.

BP Investigation Says Engineers Misread Deepwater Horizon Data

BP%u2019s (BP) investigation into the Deepwater Horizon rig oil disaster accepts that the company is at least partly responsible for the disaster, with employees misinterpreting data that suggested a blowout was imminent, Bloomberg News said. BP managers on the rig misinterpreted a test of Macondo well%u2019s stability, Bloomberg News said. Workers then began replacing drilling fluid in the well with seawater, which led to natural gas shooting up the pipe to the rig, where it exploded.

GM to Develop Fuel Efficient Engine With China's SAIC

General Motors plans to develop a small, fuel-efficient engine and advanced transmission with Chinese partner SAIC Motor Corp. The engineering and development work will be carried out by engineers from the two firms in Detroit, and at the Pan Asia Technical Automotive Center, a joint venture between the companies in Shanghai, GM said in a statement.

Construction Giant Foster Wheeler Could Be Building a Rebound

Construction stocks have lately been dormant, if not huge losers. But some analysts are starting to divine that global engineering and heavy construction will come alive in the second half of 2010. And they're changing their tune on Foster Wheeler.

Toyota Hits the Brakes on New Car Development

Acknowledging that "fast growth of the past decade has been too much in some areas for the company to keep up with," a Toyota VP says the carmaker will extend product development by four weeks and add 1,000 engineers to quality control.